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Real Estate Investing As A Business

Aug 17, 2007
You would also need to have that marketing sparkle so that you can sell off the property at a good price.Real estate investing can be transformed into good business by adopting several strategies.

Buy, Repair And Sell

The most common method is to locate old and unattractive houses and try to buy the same at a throwaway price. Keen business acumen would be needed to pull through such a deal so that you can start on a solid footing. If the starting point of your business is a low investment on the purchase of the house, you can be rest assured that you will be able to make a good profit.

The next step is to upgrade the house and this is where you will have to work tirelessly as renovating a house involves a lot of hard work if you are doing it yourself. If you engage the services of a contractor, you will have to coordinate the work and keep a watchful eye on the progress and the quality of the work. If you work on your own, you can save a lot of money but this might not be feasible in many cases and you might have to engage outside agencies to do the work. You would have to check the experience and quality of work of the agency as well as the price aspect.

It is possible that the house might need some structural repairs and it would be ideal if you can hire a reliable contractor to undertake this work. Once you have gained some experience in this field, you will be able to get a better idea of what needs to be done and by whom. Gradually, you will be able to build up a team for doing all that is necessary to buy, repair and sell old property.

When you have gained sufficient experience in this line of business, you will be able to repair almost any old house and take up even those houses that have been discarded by others. Naturally, these houses can be picked up at very low prices, thereby giving you the opportunity to make a good profit. It is, however, advisable to start this business by buying small houses and once you have gained sufficient experience you can take up bigger projects.

Real Estate Brokers
If you do not have sufficient funds to start a real estate business as described above, you can start a real estate brokerage firm and help others in buying and selling of property. You would need to understand the basic concepts of the property market and develop good contacts with real estate investors. You would also need to develop the knack of finding a buyer and a seller and of becoming an effective intermediary between them. You would have to keep a track of all the properties that are being listed for sale and use your contacts to find buyers that would be interested in any of these properties. You can operate as either a sellers broker or a buyers broker.

Licensing

As long as you are buying or selling property on your own, you do not need any license. However, you would need a license if you sell property that does not belong to you. Being a licensed agent means that you will gain recognition in the property market without taking any recourse to any type of publicity. Moreover, if you want to get payment for your brokerage services, you would necessarily have to be licensed.
About the Author
James Klobasa, once broke with no job and $20,000 in debt made a choice that changed his life forever. That choice was investing in Real Estate. With the founder of, The Little Building Co. you too, can learn at Real-Real Estate Investing
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